Thursday, June 30, 2011

THE WEEK THAT WAS: June 26 - June 30

The Seachai Library & Freinds present Selections from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (6.26.11)
Derry is joined by Bear and Caledonia at Fruit Islands for More Travel Tales (6.26.11)
Caledonia with more from Fairest (6.27.11)
Stephen Leacock's Nonsense Tales with Bear Silvershade (6.28.11)
Derry McMahon with More Travel Tales (6.29.11)



Native American Fairy Tales with Seanchai Shandon Loring (6.30.11)
 


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Thursday June 30th at 7pm - Shandon Loring

AMERICAN INDIAN FAIRY TALES
Come join Eagle Feather and Morning Glory and the other boys and girls in Iagoo's tent. The night is outside, and the wind is whistling through the trees. But it's warm and safe in the tent. And Iagoo tells wonderful stories. He is the tribe's Seanchai, as was his father, and his grandfather, and his great grandfather.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

WEDNESDAY 29 June at 7pm: More Chick Lit Travel Tales with Derry McMahon

We're off on the road to...Morocco? Wine Country? Alaska?

Pack light, wear comfy shoes, bring your passport and a spirit of adventure as we start in the airport with a story from my favorite Irish author: Marian Keyes!

All stories in voice!

Monday, June 27, 2011

TUESDAY 28 June at 7pm: Nonsense Novels with Bear Silvershade

It has been said that in the early parts of the 20th Century more people had heard of Stephen Leacock than had heard of Canada.

Seanchai Library presents two of the Canadian humourist’s Nonsense Novels: "Maddened by Mystery", in which the Great Detective aids one of the royal families of Europe and "Gertude the Governess", in which true love triumphs over all. Stories in voice.

MONDAY, June 27th at 7:00pm: "Fairest" Continues

Aza has been discovered . . . but why are the ills of Queen Ivy's governing of the kingdom being left at HER feet.  She is totally innocent.  Under such circumstances the ONLY option is to flee!  

But there is some sort of sinister force behind what is happening in Ayortha, and it is not Aza!  Come see as the mysteries begin to unravel in Gail Carson Levine's retelling of the Snow White legend.

Presented live in Voice.

The Exciting conclusion will be presented Friday Night in a special session!



Sunday, June 26, 2011

THIS WEEK AT THE SEANCHAI LIBRARY: June 27 - July 3

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.

Monday, June 27 at 7:00pm: Part V: Fairest  with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, June 28 at 7:00pm: Nonsense Novels by Stephen Leacock with Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00pm: More Travel Tales with Derry McMahon

Thursday, June 30 at 7:00pm: Native American Fairy Tales with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Friday, July 1 at 7:00pm: The Conclusion: Fairest  with Caledonia Skytower

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Sunday, July 3 at 7pm: Canada Stories at the Fruit Islands with Derry & Bear.

Stories all read Live in VOICE. Click on the Large Green Leather Book by the Librarian's desk at the Library for a notecard with this schedule and embedded landmarks for events happening "off-campus."

Saturday, June 25, 2011

SUNDAY, June 26th at Noon - Selections from A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Aoife Lorefield, Dubhna Rhiadra, Derry McMahon, Shandon Loring, Bear Silvershade, Corwyn Allen, Kayden O'Connell, and Caledonia Skytower will all collect in the upper meadow at the Library for some Selections from Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM . . . and you can pick whether you see it under the stars, sunset, sunrise, or the bright illumination of daylight.

Come on down and pull up a picnic blanket or a bench and enjoy a little midsummer madness.

Presented Live in Voice.

Friday, June 24, 2011

THE WEEK THAT WAS June 20 - 23

Bear Silvershade with Isaac Asimov's "Azazel" (6.21.11)
Gyro Muggins with more from Isaac Asimov (6.22.11)
Shandon Loring with "Carrageen" (6.23.11)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Thursday June 23rd at 7pm - Shandon Loring

CARRAGEEN - An Ancient Tale
THE place, an island off the west coast of Scotland; the time, Midsummer's Eve, many hundreds of years ago... Princesses, Kings, mermaids, a Kraken, a brave knight, and the origin of.... CHEESE!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

WEDNESDAY 22 June at 7pm: Asimov Stories with Gyro Muggins

Tonight Gyro offers 3 gems from Isaac Asimov!

The Last Question" 1953 When the world's first supercomputer is finished, a workman secretly asks it a question, "What will we do when all the usable energy in the universe runs out?" Eventually the computer has an answer.

"Does a Bee Care?" 1957Unknown to the world, one nondescript individual is responsible for the entire space program. Does he know what he's done? Does he even care?

"Dreamworld" 1955 Ever have your mother say "keep making a face and it'll get stuck like that?" Young Edward is told about the science fiction dreams he loves, "one of these nights you won't be able to wake up ... You'll be trapped!"

Stories told in voice...

Monday, June 20, 2011

TUESDAY 21 June at 7pm: "Azazel" by Asimov, with Bear

George has his own private demon; a very powerful one, even if he is only two centimetres tall. The problem is, Azazel can’t use his powers on anything to help his master directly, so George calls on Azazel to do favours for his friends. Like helping a mediocre basketball player improve his game or a young sculptress who has fallen in love with the male statue she created…

Story in voice.

MONDAY, June 20th at 7pm - Part IV of FAIREST


Aza is caught in the midst of Ivi's power-hungry plotting, the affection of the king's nephew Crown Prince Ijori, the suspicions of the choirmaster Sir Uellu, and her own increasing desperation to become beautiful.  With the country on the verge of revolt, the inevitable discovery of Aza and Ivi's singing deception leaves Aza fleeing for her life when a jealous Ivi leads to Aza being branded as a dangerous ogre.

The adventure continues in award-winning author Gail Carson Levine's insightful spin on the Snow White legend.

Presented live in voice.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

THIS WEEK at the Library: June 20 - 26

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.

Monday, June 20 at 7:00pm: Part IV: Fairest  with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, June 21 at 7:00pm: Isaac Asimov's Azazel with Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, June 22 at 7:00pm: More Stories from Asimov with Gyro Muggins

Thursday, June 23 at 7:00pm: An Ancient Tale: Carrageen with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Sunday, June 26 at Noon: Selections from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Seanchai Library Staff & Friends

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Sunday, June 19 at 6pm: More Fairytales from the Rapunzel Tradition with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park.

Sunday, June 26 at 3pm: Travel Stories at the Fruit Islands .



Stories all read Live in VOICE. Click on the Large Green Leather Book by the Librarian's desk at the Library for a notecard with this schedule and embedded landmarks for events happening "off-campus."

Saturday, June 18, 2011

THE WEEK THAT WAS: June 12 - 17

Derry McMahon & Bear Silvershade with Travel Tales at Fruit Islands (6.12.11

Caledonia with Part III of Fairest (6.13.11)
Kayden O'Connell with more from Staggerford (6.14.11)
Derry McMahon with Travel Tales & Chick-Lit (6.15.11)
Shandon with the Conclusion of Sir Gawain & The Green Knight (6.16.11)
Kayden, Cale, and Bear are joined by Crap Mariner in presenting Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Speckled Band at the Mystery Manor on Info Island (6.17.11)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

FRIDAY 17 June at 8pm: "The Adventure of the Speckled Band"

Join the Seanchai Library at Mystery Manor, as they present an excellent Sherlock Holmes' mystery.

Kayden Oconnell and Bear Silvershade reprise their roles as Holmes and Watson; Caledonia Skytower relates the part of Helen Stoner, and Crap Mariner supplies a number of character voices.

The story: A young woman named Helen Stoner consults the detective Sherlock Holmes about the suspicious death of her sister, Julia. One night, after conversing with her twin sister about her upcoming wedding day, Julia screamed and came to the hallway where Helen came out to see her, in Julia's dying words she said "it was the band, the speckled band!" Join us to hear how Holmes and Watson solve this mystery! Story presented in voice.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thursday June 16th at 7pm - Shandon Loring

SIR GAWAIN and the GREEN KNIGHT
Medieval sword fights, monsters, magic, love, and timeless characters both gallant and wonderfully human.

Tonight: Part the Second

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

WEDNESDAY 15 June at 7pm: Chick Lit Travel Tales with Derry

Join Derry with fun, foolish and sometimes frustrating stories of travel adventures. Where shall we go tonight?

Get your passport ready, because we will learn what to pack (and not to pack!), how to ride a camel, how the right outfit makes all the difference, how Arab men react when your panties are on show, how to wear a chador, and how important it is to pack proper reading materials. We'll meet clever women who tell us about the ravioli man, a gondolier, and a hot leather merchant.

Monday, June 13, 2011

TUESDAY 14 June at 7pm: "Staggerford" (pt 2) with Kayden Oconnell

Jon Hassler's "Staggerford". Part 2.

Jon Hassler grew up in rural Minnesota and wrote about his roots in small town life in his novel "Staggerford", about a high school English teacher and the remarkable and unremarkable people he meets. Hassler taught for years and said that "after a young graduate told him studying literature had taken all the fun out of reading, he made it a personal mission to make studying literature fun again."

In "Staggerford", we'll meet Miles Pruitt, a 35 year old bachelor, during one increasingly eventful week of his life. Story in voice.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

MONDAY, June 13th at 7pm: More from "Fairest"

More from Gail Carson Levine's re-envisioning of the Snow White legend.

Aza has made an impossible pact with Queen Ivi to "illuse" for her and be her singing voice. All the while she struggles with her own awkwardness and "ugliness."  But there is much of Aza to admire, and beauty is not always found on the surface.

The adventure continues in voice, with Caledonia Skytower.

SUNDAY 12 June at Noon: Travel Tales in Fruit Islands


Join the Seanchai Library over in at the Hang Glider Cliffs in Fruit Islands for Travel Tales.


Where will we go? The Sahara? Tuscany? Paris? the Outback of Australia?


Grab your walking shoes and join us! Tales told in voice.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

This Week at the Library: June 12 - 19

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.

Monday, June 13 at 7:00pm: Part III: Fairest  with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, June 14 at 7:00pm: Part II: Staggerford with Kayden O'Connell

Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00pm: Chick-Lit Travel Stories with Derry McMahon

Thursday, June 16 at 7:00pm: Part II: Sir Gwain and the Green Knight with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Sunday, June 12 at 12pm: Travel Stories at the Fruit Islands with Derry, Bear, and others.


Friday, June 117 at 8:00pm: Sherlock Holmes & The Adventure of the Speckled Band withKayden O'Connell, Bear Silvershade, Crap Mariner & Caledonia Skytower at the Mystery Mansion.

Sunday, June 19 at 6pm: More Fairytales from the Rapunzel Tradition with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park.

Stories all read Live in VOICE. Click on the Large Green Leather Book by the Librarian's desk at the Library for a notecard with this schedule and embedded landmarks for events happening "off-campus."

Friday, June 10, 2011

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS SAYS THANK YOU!

It is a beautiful thing . . . virtual activity with real world benefits.  The Recognition letter from the American Red Cross . . . and you all helped make it happen.  Dia Duit!

AND, Just so's you know . . . we did send monies to the American Heart Association, though they seem to be a bit tardy in their recognition of that donation. (Baaaddd Non-Profit!) Here's what we sent, and you helped with that too!


Thursday, June 9, 2011

THE WEEK THAT WAS June 5 - 9

Corwyn Allen, Caledonia Skytower, Shandon Loring, Aoife Lorefield, Kayden O'Connell and Bear Silvershade come together for a Celebration of Tolkien (6.5.11)
Caledonia with Part II of Fairest (6.6.11)
Kayden O'Connell with Part I of Staggerford (6.7.11)
Rosslyn Guardian with more of the Secrets of Dr. Taverner (6.8.11)
Shandon with Sir Gawain & The Green Knight (6.9.11)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Thursday June 9th at 7pm - Shandon Loring

SIR GAWAIN and the GREEN KNIGHT
Medieval sword fights, monsters, magic, love, and timeless characters both gallant and wonderfully human.

Tonight: Part the First